Master (2 years) of of Science in Biochemistry, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc programme in Biochemistry allows you to work experimentally and theoretically with biochemical and molecular problems within a focus area of your own choosing. Your thesis will be an independent piece of work, often contributing to an existing research project where you will be an integral part of the research group concerned.

Biochemistry is for dedicated students with a wish to advance discoveries within basic research or in the pharmaceutical field. During the programme you will learn to:
  • work with living organisms (bacteria, archaea, yeasts, cell cultures, plants);
  • define, delimit, formulate and analyse biochemical or biological problems;
  • independently plan and perform scientific experiments as well as interpret their reliability;
  • interpret the results of experiments and communicate them in a larger context;
  • express yourself clearly using the correct scientific terminology and to achieve a significant understanding of your field of research;
Read more about the programme structure and the specialisations you can choose among: Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Immunology and Protein Chemistry. 

Career Opportunities  

As an MSc in Biochemistry, you will have an internationally recognised research-based education geared towards research and teaching at the highest level. Unemployment among Biochemistry graduates has been low for several years.

You can find employment at universities, institutions of higher education, within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, at hospital laboratories or in the public sector. You can also continue your research and obtain a PhD in Denmark or abroad.


The Faculty admits applicants who, after a thorough assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required for Danish applicants.
Read more about the specific admission requirements 

Please note: Applicants must be able to document that they have built up practical skills in laboratory or fieldwork in key subject areas corresponding to min. 30 ECTS credits.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen  

Read more about how and when to apply. Application takes place through an online application portal. 

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the student services office directly at the following mail address:

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EAA, or Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Read more about the Msc programme in Biochemistry and student life at Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at University of Copenhagen.

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Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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